Where to go for help
Visit www.areyouok.org.nz for information, resources and services on family violence or call 0800 456 450.
The organisations below can also be recommended directly to people experiencing family violence. If someone is in danger, Police or CYF should be contacted immediately.
Citizens Advice Bureau
0800 FOR CAB (0800 367 222)
Citizens Advice Bureaux provide information, advice, advocacy and support to individuals. Services are free, impartial and confidential. Resources are comprehensive and regularly updated.
0508 SHINEE (0508 744633)
Preventing Violence provides an extensive range of services, including a national helpline; 24 hour crisis and advocacy for adult and child victims of family violence; a stopping violence programme for abusive people; a Child Crisis Team intervention service for children who have witnessed family violence; coordination of SAFTINET, an interagency network.
0800 RELATE (0800 735 283)
Relationship Services’ specialty is working with single people, married and defacto couples in – and out of – all kinds of relationships.
0800 228 737
Jigsaw is an umbrella group for child abuse prevention services and child protection services in New Zealand.
0800 933 922
Parents seeking advice on any aspect of the health and development of their child aged under five can phone PlunketLine to speak to a Plunket nurse.
National Network of Stopping Violence Services
0800 478 778
A network of community organisations working to end men’s violence to women and children across Aotearoa/New Zealand
0800 733 843
See your local telephone directory or www.womensrefuge.org.nz for the refuge nearest to you.
Women’s Refuge is an independent community organisation run by women for women and children. It provides support and information and services are confidential and free.